How many does Stephen King earn? Stephen King, a writer of suspense, fiction, fantasy and horror books. The American based author has auctioned above 350 million books where many of them have been turned into popular TV series and movies. His books include 54 novels and 200 short stories.
Most of the books he writes are based on his life experience like when he lost his friend through a train hazard and when he was involved in an accident. Aside from his career, he is also a fan of baseball where he used to attend many of its games. Now the big question is; how does Stephen King earn his net worth fortune? Read on to find out more. Now let’s have a close look on Stephen King’s net worth in 2018.
Born on September 21, 1947, Stephen Edwin King hails from Portland, Maine. He is the son of Nellie Ruth and Donald Edwin King, his father who was a tycoon seaman. He was raised by his mother after his dad abandoned them.
Steve pursued his education at Durham Elementary School and calibrated later from Lisbon Falls High School. At the school that’s where his passion arose as he wrote for pleasure granting him an opportunity to write essays in a newspaper. He continued with studies and graduated in 1970 with a degree in mastery in English from the University of Maine
Stephen King is the father of two boys and a baby girl with his wife Tabitha Spruce, a novelist whom he wedded in 1971. Apart from his wife and him being writers, their boys are also authors and have written books like We’re All in This Together (written by Owen in 2005) and Heart-Shaped Box (written by Joe in 2007). He also has four grandchildren.
In 1967 he began writing professionally where his first book, ‘The Glass Floor’ debuted and it sold highly. After completing school and finding it hard to find a job in teaching, Steve began writing articles for the Men’s Magazine which earned him some cash. He continued writing even after finding a job as a tutor and built his career from there.
His breakthrough came in 1973 when he authored his first novel, ‘Carrie’ which debuted and earned him $400,000. Due to technology advances, he went online in 2000 and launched his novel, ‘The Plant.’ Stephen’s books and novels which he has published since then include; Bag Of Bone (1998), On Dumas Key (2008) And Doctors Sleep (2013). His interest in music made him write songs for many musicians including Michael Jackson with whom they wrote Ghosts in 1996.
In his career he has collaborated with authors such as Peter Straub: The Talisman, Barbara Kruger: My Pretty Pony, Stewart O’Nan: Faithful and many more. Recently he was co-authoring with his son, Owen to write, ‘Sleeping Beauties’ which debuted, on September this year.
Awards & Achievements
Winning over 50 accolades his notable awards include Alex Awards, Bram Stoker Award, British Fantasy Award, Hugo Award, Locus Awards, National Magazine Awards, World Fantasy Award among many.
Net Worth of Stephen King
Stephen King net worth currently stands at $400 million. Most of his income comes from his books being the best seller who accumulates more $350 million through the copies. Annually he earns a total of $20 million.
Among his properties, Steve possesses three apartments in different locations; Florida, Bangor, and Lovell, which are worth $115 million. He also owns nine luxury cars valuing $3million. Together with his wife, they possess a radio station, Zone Radio Corp, which adds up to his net worth.
Stephen is a veteran with a lot of experience who has been writing over the years, and his books are liked and read by many. This is evident since he has sold millions of copies worldwide. Today he has made a name for himself and for sure in the recent years his net worth figures will expand.